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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas 2008

Merry Christmas

I would like to take this time to wish all of my online friends and family a very blessed and joyous Christmas.

I so enjoy chatting with you and your comments on my creations.

Have a wonderful day!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Weather in Canby, Oregon

As of this morning it is warming slightly...34 degrees with a very light rain (NON FROZEN) falling. We have about 12-15 inches of snow on the ground which guarantees snow on the ground for Christmas Day.

I will be so happy to have about half of this gone. We do however need a slow thaw so the rivers dont get to high.

Unless things change rapidly or we go back to freezing this will be the last weather post.

Sketch Challenge

Today's challenge was really a lot of fun. We were given a layout to use and go from there.

Here is the first card I created.

All papers and stamps are Stampin' Up!
Stamps: A flower for all Seasons, Hugs & Wishes

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Snow Update

I has quit snowing for the evening....BUT it is scheduled to start again about 3 AM. The news is predicting another 3-5 inches at our level.

My poor husband had cabin fever so badly he dug the truck out to go to the store...even thought we could have lasted another few days.

More snow and freezing rain are set to hit and then we should thaw out...Wish us luck

One more for the Color Challenge

I thought I would throw together one more for the color challenge today. These colors remind me of Spring/Easter...

Color Challenge for this week!!!

The colors from this week is So Saffron, Orchid Opulence, and Cameo Coral. I submitted this when I made a card a few days ago that I really liked the outcome

Here is the second one for the challenge today:



Well this morning was a real shock...they said today would be clear..not it was still snowing some. As of this afternoon it has quit snowing and the temperature is 32 degrees. There is some melting of the snow on the roof, but other than that we are still buried.

We canceled the trip to the MIL's for Christmas day as we are suppose to have more snow tonight and during the day tomorrow. I guess we will go after the snow quits...say in a few weeks.

Thanks for listening
Have a great day!!


Monday, December 22, 2008

The Artic Blast

The Arctic Blast continues...
It is now 4 PM in Oregon and it is still snowing although very slightly.....I have taken quite a few pictures and uploaded them to my webshots gallery.


I woke up this morning and cant believe it. IT IS STILL SNOWING....GLOBAL WARMING MY A$$.

We have over a foot of snow on the ground and it is still coming down. The idea of having a very rare White Christmas is cool, but this year all I want is clear roads so I can go visit family. It's beginning to look like that may not happen.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Sunday evening-12/21/08

It just keeps snowing....below is the weather forecast for the next few days here in the Pacific NW...

This one was taken about 3:30 today in the middle of a snow downpour.


Sunday December 21, 2008, 5:15 p.m.
Good Evening from the First Alert Storm Center

The Portland area is under a Winter Storm Warning until 10 am Monday for snow and freezing rain. Another 2-7" of snow will fall over the northwest Oregon and southwest Washington by Monday when the heavier snow will end and turn to snow showers. Highs Monday will struggle up to near 30-dergees in Portland where the east wind continues to blow, but should make the mid 30s farther south. After a break early Tuesday, a new storm brings more snow to the Portland area Tuesday night and on Christmas Eve. Temperatures will remain cold until next weekend.

Enjoy The Snow,
Matt Zaffino
Chief Meteorologist, KGW Northwest News Channel 8

Sunday--Snow and Featured Stamper

Remember what I said about Oregon snow...FORGET IT!!!
This morning we started out with about 9 inches of snow....then we had freezing rain, sheet, ice pellets, more snow, more freezing rain, more snow...It is so pretty, but its cold outside and the poor dog can barely go out to pee.

Today was Featured Stamper day at SCS. Here is the link to all the details about the challenge.

I made 3 cards for this today. None of which are anywhere as good as Paula's wonderful work. All details regarding the card I cased are in my gallery at SCS.

Saturday's Inspirational Challenge

Oh yeah...That snow started falling again about 3 AM and this is what we woke up to in Saturday Morning. It was about and inch deep and quite pretty.

By Saturday evening it was still fact it snowed solid for over 12 hours..we now have about 7 inches and it is beautiful.

The challenge for today was to be inspired to create. Here is the link to the challenge

I was inspired by a piece of fabric with stripes.

Friday---Limited Supply

Oh yeah....that snow that started last night is continuing this morning. It is snowing hard. They are saying more in coming, but I have lived in Oregon all my life and it very rarely snows more than a couple of inches and its gone within two days.

We were to do a limited supply card for today. Details are HERE.

I made one for this challenge. It was a lot of fun


Way to use it challenge was so fun..Come up with something for a last minute gift. I decided to make an A-2 Box and fill it with cards for my neighbor. She and her husband are both professional property managers. For what I have seen, she is also a perfectionist as well as a minimalist. When I went into her house I was in was so neat and perfectly arranged. She is such a sweetheart and she is also a bird lover. So this is what I made.
As I was leaving I noticed it was starting to snow....more to that story on the next post.